The suit-spider — new uniforms for astronauts (3 photos + video)
New spacesuit for Mars researchers suggested the company Lockheed Martin. The model has 8 limbs, resembling spider legs, which should allow people to quickly and skillfully navigate through rough terrain of Mars and its satellites.
The proposed concept is attached to an ordinary suit. In the module from Lockheed Martin has the engines to provide flight to your destination, and ensure a soft landing embedded in the suit’s limbs, like legs of a spider.
The new concept can be replaced by lander. So, the spacecraft will be lighter, and transportation of the suit will be cheaper than a full module. The proposed Lockheed Martin, the suit will help, according to the developers, to conduct more accurate research.
Source: Lockheed Martin
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